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2014 Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Do you have low-income clients who need their income taxes done?

Click here for the 2014 KCR Volunteer Income Tax Clinic List.

November Monthly Bulletin

The November Monthly Bulletin is now available.
It’s an accumulation of local news, events, training’s, useful resources and information for non-profits and community organizations alike!

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Shaw TV – A Day in the Life of…

Shaw TV (Channel 11) will be broadcasting the Immigrant Services video’s “A Day in the Life Of…” every Monday & Wednesday between 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

This year, 5 families working with KCR were featured in 20 minute films about their experiences immigrating to Canada. These videos were called A Day in the Life. Feel free to check them out, you may see someone you know!

All 5 episodes will get aired a few time over the next few weeks.

2014 Flu Clinics Guide

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Have you had your Flu shot yet? Download our 2014 Flu Clinics Guide to view a list of clinics, dates & hours they’re open and eligibility requirements.

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CSAE-BC Okanagan Inaugural Roundtable

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 7:30am – Networking breakfast
8:00am – 9:30am – Presentation & Roundtable
Location: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre, 1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC
Cost: $26.25 for members / $36.75 for non-members
Breakfast included (Price includes GST – GST#R106866890)
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This is the inaugural Roundtable meeting and presentation for the Okanagan region of the Canadian Society of Association Executives BC chapter (CSAE-BC).

The aim is to bring together those who work in the not-for-profit sector to share knowledge and best practices.

Kicking off with a networking breakfast, this session will feature:
Seeing the opportunity in the obstacle: The not-for-profit’s role in our ever-changing society
A presentation by Ellen Boelcke, Executive Director, Kelowna Community Resources

With new issues and barriers continuously arising, we are often faced with the challenge of being forced to make significant changes while ensuring we are true to our core mission. By focusing on the opportunities of change rather than the obstacles, we will be able to more successfully navigate the always changing landscape of the not-for-profit industry.

There will also be an opportunity to share peer best practices and common challenges within the association/not-for-profit industry in the Okanagan and beyond.

Anyone working in the not-for-profit/association sector is encouraged to attend. Both CSAE members and non-CSAE members are welcome.

About the Speaker
Ellen Boelcke, Executive Director, Kelowna Community Resources

Ellen received a Bachelor of Arts focusing on administration and management and a Master’s Degree in Education specializing in andragogy and career development from the University of Alberta. She has over 28 years of experience in the social service sector in both Alberta and BC, within both government and community agencies. Presently, she holds the position of Executive Director with Kelowna Community Resources, a multiservice not-for-profit agency in the Central Okanagan.

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-Source: Tim Read, Manager, Human Resources Management Association, 22 September 2014

Make a Difference: Volunteers Needed

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Get Involved: Volunteering Central Okanagan Style 2014

GetInvolved2013-500Looking for more information on volunteering in the Central Okanagan? Check out the latest Volunteering Central Okanagan Style magazine newly released at the 2014 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair.

To learn more about volunteering opportunities in the Central Okanagan, check out the Volunteer Opportunities Database.

Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair – September 20th

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
10:00am – 3:00pm
Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

This annual event — now in its 17th year — draws 75+ local non-profit organizations who need volunteers to support the programs and services that make our community a better place to live. They are looking forward to meeting and talking with new volunteers face-to-face and providing all the information they need to find their volunteering ‘home’.

For volunteers, this event represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about each organization, and how their personal involvement can make a difference in our community. One stop, with all the answers they need to make their choice (Or choices!) on where they will give of their time. At the Fair, we all come together to help make Kelowna a great place to live!

September Monthly Bulletin

The September Monthly Bulletin has been released!

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Immigrant Services – Pre-Employment Series

Dates: See schedule below
Location: KCR, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Are you thinking about starting to look for work? Are you unemployed, new to the Canadian job market or need to update your skills? Are you not sure of which direction to go? Our Pre-Employment Program will help you get ready for your job search. Topics include:

  • Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    Tuesday, October 14th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Discovering Yourself, Your Skills and Interests
    Friday, October 17th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Finding a Job in the Canadian Job Market
    Monday, October 20th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Gaining Canadian Experience and Networks
    Friday, October 24th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Labour Market Information and Identifying Career Choices
    Monday, October 27th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Keeping the Job: Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Friday, October 31st, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

To Register: Contact Aimee at ac.rcknull@eemia or by phone at 250.763.8008 x140 or Latif at ac.rcknull@fital or by phone at 250.763.8008 x127.

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

Come Visit Immigrant Services at the West Kelowna World Music Festival

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Memorial Park, 3737 Old Okanagan Highway (behind Johnson Bentley Memorial Pool)
Cost: Admission to all performances is free

Description: West Kelowna World Music Festival is an artistic showcase, flavoured with the many cultures of the Okanagan Valley. This event is also family focused, offering kids’ zone, multicultural food fair and all ages entertainment lineup.

From 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Come see KCR’s Fashions of the World booth and get a photo souvenir of you in a traditional outfit from around the world. You will also see how your name would look in a different language.

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